Sept. 11th, 2017 Pony News
On the Side of Hope!
LVES NEU Endorsement/ Beliefs
I create a learning environment that recognizes every student is uniquely capable of meeting academic standards and deserves to be challenged each day.
I embrace my responsibility to be an effective and efficient steward of all resources with a solution-oriented mindset.
I create a safe, positive, nurturing, and inclusive environment where college readiness is expected.
I actively communicate with community partners to develop and cultivate strong relationships, and build a bridge of understanding and mutual values.
Culture of Universal Achievement - Powerful Symbolism- School Chant
New target dates:
- Oct. 16th- 1st College Ready Rally- School Chant
- Oct. 30th- College Ready Rally- Grade-level Chants
- Nov. 13th- College Ready Rally- 5th grade University Chants
- Nov. 27th- College Ready Rally- 4th grade University Chants
- Dec. 4th- College Ready Rally- 3rd grade University Chants
- Dec. 11th- College Ready Rally- 2nd grade University Chants
- Dec. 18th- College Ready Rally- Kinder & 1st grade University Chants
A Message from the Instructional Specialists
2nd - 5th grades Focus: Create reading intervention groups for Pony Time.
Please bring your charged technology, and be prepared to use any and all data sources you may have on your students. Data sources might include recent Istation results, DRA/EDL scores, Running Records, last year's pinks and blues, and general observation notes you've gathered thus far.
A Message from the Media Specialist/Librarian
International Dot Day is coming to LVES on Friday, September 15th! We will be celebrating all day long in the library with stations and live streaming with other schools! Please go to this link to sign up for a time! https://goo.gl/agCVtU
I will have activities for younger students and older students! Don’t forget to wear your Dot attire! With your jeans, wear any top with dots. If you don’t have a "dot" shirt, then get creative. :-) See you soon @thelibrary!
Our first Staff Learning is coming up.
Our first Staff Learning is this Wednesday, September 13th from 3:15 to 4:20. Full participation is required for all professionals.
Instructional support, please join us for the beginning of the learning.
· Team Building - Led by the Innovation and Integration Team
· How to Complete ABC forms, and Intro. to BASE - Led by Ms. Eddie, Special Ed. Counselor
· RTI Procedures Review - Led by Ms. Simpson
(Snacks provided by Admin. Team and Instructional Specialists)
Set your students up for success with your CHAMPS strategies
Click here for more information about CHAMPS.
No Excuses Character Traits
Lewisville Elementary has adopted the following character traits as part of our No Excuses Essentials. These character traits come from the No Excuses book and are aligned with the curriculum our counselors are required to teach.
More information about the implementation is coming soon!
Please wear red, white, and blue on Monday, September 11th.
Patriot Day: "In 2014, the United States designated September 11 as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001. Citizens observe the occasion by flying the flag of the United States at half-staff, observing a moment of silence at 8:46 AM, holding memorial ceremonies for victims, and participating in volunteer and service opportunities.” ~ Discovery Education
After our joined moment of silence at 8:46 AM, read the following statement about 9/11 to your class (there is also a copy in your mailbox):
September 11th is known as Patriot Day. On this day we remember the people who made brave choices and showed great courage as our country was attacked on September 11th, 2001. The United States is proudly known as "the land of the free and the home of the brave." As we observe a minute of silence on this day, let us remember these people who were brave 16 years ago, and focus how we can be brave and have courage as we make choices today.
If you are wondering why are we reading this paragraph:
This is actually House Bill 1501 ruling.
More required observances:
Texas First Responders Day (2017 School Observance = September 11, 2017)
September 11: Texas First Responders Day
Gov’t Code 662.050
Constitution Day (2017 School Observance = September 18, 2017)
Pub. L. 108-447 (2004)
Celebrate Freedom Week (2017 School Observance = September 18-22, 2017)
Week of September 17
Education Code 29.907
What is Happening at our school for the next week?
Click here to see the school google calendar. (Thank you Ms. Kitchen for working so hard on this calendar.)
- PATRIOT DAY
- Wear Red, White, & Blue
- ML COORDINATOR ON CAMPUS
- PLC in DataHub
- LA 3-5 LEARNING FACILITATOR ON CAMPUS
- Sci, Math, & ITF ACT Days (Facilitators may be available on prior request.)
- LA ACT Day
- Staff Learning @ 3:15 to 4:20
- (Snack & Share Specialists & Admin.)
- Dress for Success Day
- Sci, Math, & ITF ACT
- 3:30 to 5:00 Partner Planning for Dual Language Teachers only
- International Dot Day...Don’t forget to wear your Dot attire. :-)
Staff Shout Outs
Click here to submit your shout Out